AKC approved
Breed Standard.

AKC Ringside Mentor Guidlines, includes instructions to become a ringside mentor. (PDF)

The National Specialty Seminar is the only CCRCA approved seminar.

National Specialty

Specialty Page

The Curly-Coated Retriever Club of America

CCRCA approved seminars for judges wishing to become approved by the AKC to judge the Curly Coated Retriever are scheduled at each yearly National Specialty. All prospective judges of the breed are encouraged to attend our National Specialty and the accompanied field events. This is the only time judges have the opportunity to view large numbers of Curly Coated Retrievers in both the show ring and demonstrating their working ability in field events.

AKC Guideline Ringside Mentors

The Judges Education Committee and the following individuals listed below are approved to provide Ringside Mentoring under the CCRCA and AKC Guidelines for Ringside Mentoring:

Kelly Clark-Ryan
Harrisburg, PA
Phone: 717-232-7705

Mary Holkenbrink
Concord, CA
Phone: 925-352-3131

Ellen Manes
Euclid, OH
Phone: 216-261-1568

Mary Kay Morel
Maineville, OH
Phone: 513-683-5344

Pat Stearns
Norfolk, VA
Phone: 757-581-2212

Judge's Education Committee

Kathryn Cowsert, Chairman
Concord, CA
Phone: 925-202-9000

Dr. Milan Hess, DVM
Centennial, CO
Phone: 303-794-1188

Carol Kail
Ontario, CA
Phone: 909-460-5969

Mary Meek
Holland, MI
Phone: 616-738-2709

Ann Shinkle
Grand Island, FL
Phone: 352-357-0870